Tuesday, January 19, 2021
On 15 March, 1962, President John F. Kennedy sent a special message to the US Congress in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights. He was the first world leader to do so, and the consumer movement now marks 15 March with World Consumer Rights Day every year as a means of...
Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that on May 1 - May Day, President Akufo-Addo will launch the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) initiative aimed at tackling graduate unemployment in the country. The programme will operate seven modules designed to meet the nation’s pressing needs while providing jobs for the teeming...
This year, around 40 state-owned enterprises have submitted themselves to performance contracts, and this is a marked improvement from the 25 that submitted themselves last year, states Executive Chairman of the State Enterprises Commission, Stephen Asamoah-Boateng. Mr. Asamoah-Boateng observed that the key performance indicators in the performance contract are to...
This year’s international trade fair is scheduled to be held from February 28 to March 7, but the dilapidated state of the International Trade Fair Centre summarises how backward we have been in a lot of respects in our national life. Years of neglect, coupled with its proximity to the...
Our regional correspondents from the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions toured some cocoa-growing areas in their respective regions…and have a sad tale to tell. Ordinarily, they were told, an acre of cocoa should yield an average farmer between 13-15 bags of cocoa beans (64kg), but now farmers are recording...
Mobile money transactions have come in as a handy means of deepening financial inclusion in our economy, as the Payment Systems Oversight report by the Bank of Ghana shows. Mobile money transactions as at December 2016, reached GH¢78.5billion, which represents a 121percentage increase in growth compared to the GH¢35.4billion recorded...
Finally. The President’s silence was broken. He addressed the Nation. He stepped into the furor that had gripped millions. The Nation got a presidential statement regarding the US military Agreement – or rather the DCA (Defence Co-operation Agreement). Is that the end of the controversy and the issues arising? Sadly, no. What...
Identity fraud and fraudulent transactions are major risks in the global banking system, and that is why financial institutions go to great lengths in trying to insulate banks from cybercrime and other fraudulent activities. In fact, PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2016 revealed that cybercrime  has now jumped to the second...
As impressed on the populace by President Nana Akufo-Addo, in order to achieve a Ghana beyond aid, the country needs to change the structure of its economy from one that mostly produces raw materials to one of value addition. At a one-day cocoa-investors’ forum that brought together key players in...
Smallholder farmers in the country provide more than 80% of food produce for domestic consumption, industry and export, and provide jobs for 40% of Ghanaians - yet they face numerous challenges ranging from low and unreliable rainfall patterns, high cost of inputs, high post-harvest losses, limited access to extension...